Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Round-Up - #135

Right about now, we're all scrambling for time. With Christmas around the corner, how do we get everything done?

Crystal Paine, over at Money Saving Mom, shares her secrets on managing online time and getting more done. (Part 1)

Do you have any tips for streamlining your blogging?











Rather than save this for another post, I'm giving you the link to Crystal Paine's Part 2 on how to get more done in less time as a blogger.











Have a happy, stress-free weekend!


15 comments:

Sassy Granny ... said...

I must admit: I'm not very diligent about streamlining initiatives anywhere. What I try to keep in mind is that "less is more" when it comes to blogging (though in other realms, "less" is just less).

If I keep it simple, I'm inclined to post more often; and to visit others more consistently. When it gets complicated, or too time-consuming, I simply turn off my computer.

Hugs,
Kathleen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathleen -

This week I've had to "just turn off my computer." I kept up with the basics, but with Mom in the hospital for four days, there was only so much I could do.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Karen Lange said...

Susan, thanks for the links. I've not been too efficient lately with time management so these will be help.
Blessings,
Karen

Katie Ganshert said...

Great links!

Nancy said...

I like to keep my emails cleaned out, too. I don't want more than five or so at one time. If I absolutely think I need it for later, I put it in archive.

I try to get blogging done in two hours. It doesn't always get done in that time.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

Life also hit hard around here. Between that and Christmas, any schedule has gone out the window.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Katie -

Thanks. Have a nice weekend!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

I get about 100 emails a day. It's a battle to stay on top of the deluge.

Blogging runs 2-3 hours a day, and I'm still behind.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jean Fischer said...

When I started blogging, my plan was to post once a month. Before long, I was posting once a week. What did I learn from that? For me, less is more. I don't want my blogs to control my time, and I like my posts to be inspired. I've learned to pray and wait for God to give me an idea. Then I write. How often I post is up to Him.

You always offer such good questions, Susan.

Thanks!
Jean

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jean -

Since I blog here and for my church, it's a big commitment. I started Susie's Sandbox, but found it ate up too much time.

Early on, I decided to blog three times per week with an occasional special post. Having a plan brings sanity to the process.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan said...

Dear Susan...Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting on my dollhouse! Welcome back, by the way. I missed you. Susan

Jeanette Levellie said...

Oh boy, I'm on my way to Crystal's post. I need to either type faster or sleep less!

Love
Jen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

I enjoy visiting your blog, but life has whacked me pretty good lately. Mom was in the hospital for four days this week, plus I had two interviews.

I'll do my best to visit more often. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

LOL! I know what you mean.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Nancy said...

You need grace for all those emails and blog time. I think it is amazing all you do and I admire you greatly.